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York Memorial C.I. students resume classes at nearby high school, 1 week after devastating fire

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WATCH ABOVE: Close to 900 students from York Memorial C.I. will join more than 500 students from George Harvey after a massive fire left YMCI with extensive damage. Jamie Mauracher has more on their first day at a new school.

Students from York Memorial Collegiate Institute are returning to class Monday morning at a nearby high school after a fire ripped through the school twice last week.

Classes for the approximately 880 York Memorial C.I. students are being held down the road at George Harvey C.I. which has 550 of its own students enrolled.

The Toronto District School Board (TDSB) tweeted a photo of a welcome sign for the York Memorial students.

READ MORE: York Memorial C.I. roof collapses as crews battle 6-alarm fire

The TDSB said on their website that they will host a meeting Tuesday evening for parents and students to review details of the plan for the final weeks of the school year.

The meeting is open only to families of current students of both York Memorial C.I. and George Harvey C.I., TDSB said.

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WATCH: Aerial footage of scene as firefighters battle second fire at Toronto high school

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Aerial footage of scene as firefighters battle second fire at Toronto high school

Firefighters were first called to the Trethewey Drive and Eglinton Avenue West-area school on Monday at around 2:15 p.m. for a fire that erupted in the auditorium. This first fire is being investigated as suspicious, said Toronto police.

The fire department was called to York Memorial C.I. again just before 3:30 a.m. on Tuesday as another fire had broken out inside the school.

Fire officials said part of the ceiling and roof had collapsed, bricks had come loose and fallen. This six-alarm fire was mostly contained to the auditorium area of the high school.

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Fire officials said the two blazes are “separate and distinct fires.”

Toronto Fire Services Chief Matthew Pegg said “it is very rare” that two fires would break out so close together in the same building.

The exact causes of both fires are still under investigation by the office of the Ontario Fire Marshall, Toronto police and Toronto Fire Services.

Classes were cancelled for students last week.